TEAM stands for Together Everyone Achieves More!
Share this story with kids in grades K though 6 before assigning the next group project! Strengthen social and emotional learning and help kids learn to interact with each other in positive and constructive ways. Four simple steps each for using the social skills of teamwork and sharing are presented in rhyme so they are easy for listeners to recall when needed.
RJ’s having another bad day. His teacher wants him to work with Bossy Bernice, Messy Frankie, and Norma the Booger Picker on a report about Egyptian mummies. After a frustrating school day with his “team,” RJ goes home to find only one cookie left in the jar - and his mom makes him share it with his sister! With the help of his coach, RJ learns that working as a team and sharing are skills needed not just on the soccer field, but in school and at home too!
This is the fourth storybook in Julia Cook’s BEST ME I Can Be! book series, which teaches children that social skills can make home life happier and school more successful. The skills are part of the Boys Town Education Model® that has improved student behavior and classroom climates in hundreds of schools across the country. Many of the same techniques can also be found in the strategies that comprise Boys Town's Common Sense Parenting® program. Tips for parents and educators to effectively teach working as a team, sharing with others, and showing graciousness are included at the end of the picture book. 31 pgs.
Watch Julia Cook talking about the RJ book series: About RJ part 1 About RJ part 2
The BEST ME I Can Be! book series also includes:
Help children understand and practice the lessons from the story using the fun, engaging activities from the accompanying Teacher Activity Guide, available for purchase!
SAVE $50 when you purchase the entire library, which includes all seven storybooks, one copy of the seven activity guides, and one set of all 14 posters from the BEST ME I Can Be! book series.
Published by Boys Town Press